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Author: By Richard Wool , ACRES Program Director, Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware X. Susan Sun , Professor, Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University

ISBN13: 9780127639529

Publisher: Elsevier

Price: €54.57
Pages: 640
Edition: Hardbound
Publish date: Juli 2005

Bio-Based Polymers and Composites is the first book systematically describing the green engineering, chemistry and manufacture of biobased polymers and composites derived from plants. This book gives a thorough introduction to bio-based material resources, availability, sustainability, biobased polymer formation, extraction and refining technologies, and the need for integrated research and multi-disciplinary working teams. It provides an in-depth description of adhesives, resins, plastics, and composites derived from plant oils, proteins, starches, and natural fibers in terms of structures, properties, manufacturing, and product performance. This is an excellent book for scientists, engineers, graduate students and industrial researchers in the field of bio-based materials.